ACES Workshop

Dates and Location

Dates: July 12, 2023 - July 15, 2023 (Wednesday – Saturday)
Location: South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City, Texas (NASA and Clear Lake)


ACES (Accelerating Computing for Emerging Sciences) is a cyberinfrastructure test-bed that offers cutting-edge technologies on a Liqid Composable fabric. ACES aims to offer a holistic computing platform to meet the needs of researchers advancing research that combines numerical simulation and modeling with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) frameworks. Toward addressing these needs, Graphcore IPUs, Next Silicon co-processors, Intel FPGAs, NEC Vector engines and the latest GPUs from Intel and NVIDIA are offered on the ACES platform.These resources are supported by a rich software ecosystem including Charlie Cloud and Open on Demand. ACES is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is hosted by Texas A&M University, and is assigned via the ACCESS allocation process.

The ACES team invites researchers to apply to the first ACES user-meeting. The meeting will give researchers an avenue to network, share adoption stories, and collaborate on future projects. We will simultaneously offer tutorials and guided sessions to support research on these technologies.

We especially welcome participants and researchers from minority-serving institutions in computing and STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). If you are interested in providing a session or short talk, please contact us.

Please apply to participate in the workshop. The application requires a brief description of your current research, plans for future research using the ACES machine, and a copy of your NSF biosketch. Some travel support is available for researchers based in the United States. Enquiries, questions, and offers to assist are welcomed!


To apply for the ACES workshop, please fill out the application form.

    Tutorial Sessions (Preliminary)

    • CUDA programming for NVIDIA H100
    • Intel OneAPI for Sapphire Rapids CPUs and Intel Max (formerly Ponte Vecchio) GPUs
    • Graphcore Intelligence Processing Units (IPUs)
    • Charliecloud Containers
    • VASP on NEC Vector Engines
    • AlphaFold on Intel Sapphire Rapids
    • CryoSPARC

    Full Schedule (All times are Central Time)

    Last updated: April 21, 2023

    Wednesday, July 12 Day of Travel
    South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center
    Map Address: 2500 South Shore Blvd, League City, TX 77573
    Phone Number: (281) 334-1000
    6:00PM - 7:00PM Reception with light hors d'oeuvres
    7:00PM onward Dinner
    Thursday, July 13
    8:00AM - 9:00AM Breakfast
    9:00AM - 9:30AM Opening Remarks
    9:30AM - 12:00PM Tutorial Session I
    12:00PM - 1:30PM Lunch
    1:30PM - 2:00PM Lightning talks
    2:00PM - 5:00PM Tutorial Session II
    6:30PM - 8:30PM Dinner
    Friday, July 14
    8:00AM - 9:00AM Breakfast
    9:00AM - 12:00PM Tutorial Session III
    12:00PM - 1:30PM Lunch
    1:30PM - 2:00PM Lightning talks
    2:00PM - 5:00PM Tutorial Session IV
    Saturday, July 15
    8:00AM - 9:00AM Breakfast
    9:00AM - 10:40AM User feedback and ideas on ACES
    10:40AM - 10:50AM Survey
    10:50AM - 11:00AM Closing Remarks


    Acknowledgment: The ACES team gratefully acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This project is supported by the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) award number 2112356. To learn more about ACES, please visit us at

    Contact Information

    Phone: 979-845-0219